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The Resource Schadenfreude : the joy of another's misfortune, Tiffany Watt Smith

Schadenfreude : the joy of another's misfortune, Tiffany Watt Smith

Label
Schadenfreude : the joy of another's misfortune
Title
Schadenfreude
Title remainder
the joy of another's misfortune
Statement of responsibility
Tiffany Watt Smith
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Nothing makes the world gleam like bad people getting the fate they deserve. For one glorious moment, the stars align, the universe delivers, and the commuter who barged past us all down the station stairs misses the train' Schadenfreude - enjoying the pain and failures of others - is an all-too-familiar feeling. It has perplexed philosophers and psychologists for centuries but, in a time of polarised politics, twitter trolls and 'sidebars of shame', has never been more relevant. Recent studies have shown that we smile more at a rival's loss than at our own success. No wonder we're said to be living in the 'Age of Schadenfreude'. But why can it be so much fun to witness another's distress? And what, if anything, should we do about it? In Schadenfreude, historian of emotions Tiffany Watt Smith offers expert insight and advice. Ranging across thinkers from Nietzsche to Homer Simpson, investigating the latest scientific research, and collecting some outrageous confessions on the way - she reveals how everyone, babies, nuns, your most trusted friends, are enjoying your misfortunes. But rather than an emotional glitch, she argues, Schadenfreude can reveal profound truths about our relationships with others and our sense of who we are. Frank, warm and laugh-out-loud funny, Schadenfreude makes the case for thinking afresh about this much-maligned emotion - and perhaps, even, embracing it
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watt Smith, Tiffany
Dewey number
152.48
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Envy
  • Pleasure
  • Humiliation
Target audience
adult
Label
Schadenfreude : the joy of another's misfortune, Tiffany Watt Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22764436
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
148 pages
Isbn
9781781259085
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2018040131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Schadenfreude : the joy of another's misfortune, Tiffany Watt Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-146) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
22764436
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
148 pages
Isbn
9781781259085
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
be2018040131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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